4 Tips For Staying Hydrated This Summer
Rewind 6 months ago, it's Saturday night, and we are debating whether to go out or hang out with our couch. It's freezing out. I think we had a wintry mix and we found ourselves making the obvious decision of choosing our beloved couch vs. attending Sergio's party. I mean, it's a no brainer. Because leaving the house means wearing 5 layers of clothes and who wants to look like a polar bear when meeting prospects? Not me. So. We stay at home, and we dream of summer strolls, summer drinks (hi, mojito!) and glowy tans.
We miss summer so much that we often forget that summer includes sweating all day long and not getting enough agua.
You might already know this, but it never hurts to remind you that it's important to stay hydrated during the summer, not just for comfort but for your health. Here are a few helpful tips we've gathered (from different sources) that will help you stay hydrated during these crazy-summer days:
Start Your Day with a Glass
Make it a goal to start each day by drinking a full glass of water to get a head start on your fluids. Try putting a glass of water (not a plastic water bottle) by your bed to drink right after you wake up and make sure to drink lots of water throughout the day.
Eat your H20
Most fruits and vegetables are largely made up of water, which is precisely why they're so refreshing on a hot summer afternoon. Your body is good at recovering moisture from foods, but you can help it out by making a conscious decision to eat more things with high water content. Put down that jumbo slice of pizza and choose a slice of watermelon. You'll be glad you did later.
97% water: Cucumbers
96% water: Celery
95% water: Tomatoes, radishes
93% water: Red, yellow, green bell peppers
92% water: Cauliflower, watermelon
91% water: Spinach, strawberries, broccoli
90% water: Grapefruit
Infuse a flavor
Drinking water can get a tad boring. I get it, we have to drink at least eight glasses of water a day to be adequately hydrated, but by the 6th glass, we (a lot of us) are so over it. It's important to add some flavor. Think of limes, lemons, berries, cucumbers as your new allies; they'll make sure to keep your water refreshing. It will also add a spa-like factor without any added artificial preservatives.
Naturally refreshing, coconut water has a sweet, nutty taste. It contains easily digested carbohydrates in the form of sugar and electrolytes. Packed with potassium, magnesium, sodium, and calcium, coconut water can replenish lost fluids and electrolytes from exercise and hot summer temperatures.
Enjoy your summer and please stay hydrated!
ps. Do you have any tips for staying hydrated this summer? We'd love to hear from you!